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Maaya Sakamoto

Maaya Sakamoto is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1992 as the voice of Chifuru in Little Twins, but is better known as voice of Hitomi Kanzaki in The Vision of Escaflowne. Other major roles in anime include Riho Yamazaki in Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective, Moe Katsuragi in Risky Safety, Princess Tomoyo in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Haruhi Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Sayaka Nakasugi in Birdy the Mighty, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Shinobu Oshino in Monogatari, Shiki Ryōgi in the Kara no Kyōkai film series, and Motoko Kusanagi in the newer Ghost in the Shell films and series. In video games she voices Aura and Natsume in .hack, Lisa Hamilton / La Mariposa in Dead or Alive, Aeris in Kingdom Hearts, Aigis in Persona 3, Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII games, Ling Xiaoyu in the Tekken series, and Alisa Illinichina Amiella in God Eater. She has also branched into singing, performing songs in both English and Japanese. She released her debut single "Yakusoku wa Iranai" in collaboration with Yoko Kanno under Victor Entertainment on April 24, 1996. Her singles "Tune the Rainbow", "Loop", "Ame ga Furu", and "Triangler" have all reached the top 10 Oricon singles chart: "Triangler" in particular charted at number 3 and remained charting for 26 weeks. Her albums have had similar success, with Shōnen Alice and Yūnagi Loop both reaching the top 10 Oricon albums chart; and her album You Can't Catch Me, released on January 12, 2011, became her first release to ever reach number 1. She held a concert at the Nippon Budokan on March 31, 2010, her thirtieth birthday. In the Japanese localization of overseas dubs, she has voiced Padme Amidala as presented in the Star Wars films and cartoons, as well as being the dub voice for Natalie Portman on numerous films.

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Mar 31, 1980 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunbuster 1988-10-07
Latest Project:
Movie Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot - Paladin: Agateram 2022
Known For
Poster of TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance
Poster of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Poster of Aqua Age
Poster of Ghost in the Shell
Movie Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot - Paladin: Agateram Leonardo da Vinci (voice) 2022
Movie Child of Kamiari Month Shiro (voice) 2022
Movie Fate/Grand Order: The Movie - Wandering: Agateram Leonardo da Vinci (voice) 2021-02-25
Movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) 2021-03-08
Series Pretty Boy Detective Club Mayumi Doujima (voice) 2021-04-11
Movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop Maria (voice) 2021-07-22
Series Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 新編集版 Echidna (voice) 2020-01-01
Series Drifting Dragons Ascella (voice) 2020-01-09
Series Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Marie “Lily” Antoinette (voice) 2020-01-10
Series Sing "Yesterday" for Me Kyōko Sayama (voice) 2020-04-05
Series The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED Suzue Kambe (voice) 2020-04-10
Series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tamayo (voice) 2019-04-06
Series Fruits Basket Akito Sōma (voice) 2019-04-06
Series 続・終物語 Oshino Shinobu 2019-03-06
Movie Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight 2019-01-18
Movie Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn Lyza (voice) 2019-01-04
Series Carole & Tuesday Crystal (voice) 2019-04-11
Movie Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion Artemis 2019-02-15
Series Ensemble Stars! Anzu 2019-07-07
Movie NiNoKuni Saki/Versa (voice) 2019-08-23
Series To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Elizabeth (voice) 2019-07-01
Series Stars Align Kinuyo Kasuga (voice) 2019-10-11
Series BEM Mysterious Lady (voice) 2019-07-14
Series Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Leonardo da Vinci 2019-10-05
Movie Evangelion the Movie AVANT 1: 0706 Version Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) 2019-07-06
Movie Ensemble Stars! Anzu 2019-07-07
Series Cutie Honey Universe Honey Kisaragi (voice) 2018-04-08
Series The Piano Forest Ichinose Reiko 2018-04-09
Movie The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky Merlin (voice) 2018-08-18
Movie Zoku Owarimonogatari Shinobu Oshino (voice) 2018-11-10
Movie Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (voice) 2017-01-06
Series Re:Creators Chikujouin Makagami (voice) 2017-04-08
Movie Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Ciel Phantomhive 2017-01-21
Series Fate/Apocrypha Ruler 2017-07-02
Series The Ancient Magus' Bride Marielle (voice) 2017-10-08
Series Made In Abyss Lyza (voice) 2017-07-07
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth Aigis 2016-01-23
Series Ajin Meyers 2016-01-16
Movie Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) 2016-01-08
Movie Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver Motoko Kusanagi 2016-02-02
Series Koyomimonogatari 忍野 忍 2016-01-10
Movie Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5: To Beloved Ones Leila Malkal (voice) 2016-02-06
Series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Echidna (voice) 2016-04-04
Movie Ajin: Demi-Human - Collide Meyers (voice) 2016-09-23
Series The Great Passage Hayashi Kaguya 2016-10-14
Movie Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) 2016-08-19
Series The Heroic Legend of Arslan Falangies (voice) 2015-04-05
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down Aigis 2015-04-04
Series Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture Motoko Kusanagi (voice) 2015-04-05
Movie Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! Karorina (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Motoko Kusanagi (Voice) 2015-06-20
Movie Owarimonogatari Shinobu Oshino (voice) 2015-10-03
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult 2015-08-26
Series God Eater Alisa Ilyinichna Omela (voice) 2015-07-12
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream Aigis 2014-06-07
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears Motoko Kusanagi 2014-06-28
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone Motoko Kusanagi 2014-09-06
Series Alice in Borderland Saori Shibuki (voice) 2014-10-17
Movie Black Butler: Book of Murder Ciel Phantomhive 2014-10-25
Series Kara no Kyoukai 両儀式 2013-07-06
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain Motoko Kusunagi (2013) 2013-06-22
Movie Star Driver the Movie Sarina Endō (voice) 2013-02-09
Movie Space Pirate Captain Harlock Nami (voice) 2013-09-07
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers Motoko Kusunagi (2013) 2013-11-29
Movie Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided Leila Malkal (voice) 2013-09-14
Movie The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel Shiki Ryougi 2013-09-28
Movie The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel - Extra Chorus Shiki Ryougi (voice) 2013-09-28
Movie Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives Leila Marukaru 2012-07-12
Series Sword Art Online Administrator 2012-07-08
Movie Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress Funamushi (voice) 2012-10-20
Movie Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) 2012-11-17
Series 猫物语(黑) 2012-12-31
Series Blade 2011-07-01
Movie Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Deunan Knute 2011-06-13
Movie The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue Shiki Ryougi 2011-02-02
Movie Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos Julia Crichton 2011-07-02
Movie You & Me Gin-o-gou 2011-05-14
Series Appleseed XIII Deunan 2011-07-06
Movie Black Jack: Final Yurie Saionji 2011-12-16
Movie Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Deunan Knute 2011-10-24
Series Chihayafuru Inokuma Haruka 2011-10-05
Series Usagi Drop Masako Yoshii (voice) 2011-07-08
Movie TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance Ling Xiaoyu (voice) 2011-07-26
Series Cobra the Animation Secret Sanders (voice) 2010-01-02
Movie Trigun: Badlands Rumble Amelia 2010-04-02
Series Arakawa Under the Bridge Nino (voice) 2010-04-05
Series The Tatami Galaxy Akashi (voice) 2010-04-23
Movie Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live "Gift" at Nippon Budokan 2010-08-11
Movie Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Makinami Mari Illustrious (voice) 2009-06-26
Movie Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist Self 2009-06-18
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven Ryougi Shiki 2009-03-13
Series Monogatari Shinobu Oshino / Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade 2009-07-03
Series Canaan Alphard Al Shua 2009-07-04
Movie Macross Frontier: The False Songstress Ranxue Mei 2009-11-21
Movie Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors Kiyomi Takada (voice) 2009-10-07
Movie Chatting with Creatures 2009-10-23
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2) Ryougi Shiki 2009-08-08
Movie Bakemonogatari Vol 2: Mayoi Snail Shinobu Oshino (voice) 2009-07-17
Series Macross Frontier Ranxue Me 2008-04-03
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain Ryougi Shiki 2008-02-09
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine Ryougi Shiki 2008-05-24
Series Chi's Sweet Home Yamada Miwa 2008-03-31
Series Soul Eater Crona 2008-04-07
Series Sands of Destruction Morte Ashela 2008-07-07
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording Ryougi Shiki 2008-12-20
Series Black Butler Ciel Phantomhive 2008-10-02
Series Blade of the Immortal Machi (voice) 2008-07-13
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral Shiki Ryougi 2008-08-16
Movie Sword of the Stranger Hagihime (voice) 2007-09-29
Series Bamboo Blade Rin Suzuki 2007-10-02
Movie Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Hikaru Toyoki (voice) 2007-10-24
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 2: A Study in Murder (Part 1) Ryougi Shiki 2007-12-29
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 1: Overlooking View Ryougi Shiki (voice) 2007-12-01
Series Ouran High School Host Club Haruhi Fujioka (voice) 2006-04-04
Series Poor Sisters Story Kyō Yamada 2006-06-29
Movie Diebuster: The Movie Lal'C Mellk Mal 2006-10-01
Series Kanon Mishio Amano 2006-10-06
Series Tsubasa Chronicle Tomoyo Daidouji (voice) 2005-04-09
Movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Aerith Gainsborough (voice) 2005-07-14
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Little Motoko 2005-01-01
Movie Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom Princess Tomoyo 2005-08-19
Series Mushi-Shi Unknown 2005-10-23
Series Fantastic Children Mel 2004-10-04
Movie Kanon Kazahana 2003-05-03
Series The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters Unknown 2003-10-12
Series RahXephon Reika Mishima 2002-01-21
Series .hack Aura (voice) 2002-04-04
Series Jing: King of Bandits Unknown 2002-05-15
Series Kokoro Library July (voice) 2001-10-12
Movie Escaflowne: The Movie Hitomi Kanzaki 2000-06-24
Series Ghost Stories Unknown 2000-10-22
Series Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety Moe Katsuragi 1999-10-05
Movie Clover Suu (voice) 1999-08-21
Series Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Leaf (voice) 1998-04-01
Series Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective Yamazaki Riho 1998-07-08
Series The Vision of Escaflowne Hitomi Kanzaki 1996-04-02
Series Aqua Age Natsumi Kugayama 1996-04-04
Movie Ghost in the Shell Kusanagi girl 1995-11-18
Movie Makkuro na Obentô 1990-06-12
Series Gunbuster Lal'C Mellk Mal (voice) 1988-10-07